Race 10. Calumet Farm Kentucky Turf Gold Cup, Grade III on Turf. For three-year-old and up at 1 1/2 miles on turf. Purse $750,000.
|1||Bronson||Ricardo Santana, Jr.||Michael Maker||30/1|
|2||Nessy||Julien Leparoux||Ian Wilkes||15/1|
|3||Manitoulin||James Graham||James Toner||6/1|
|4||Bigger Picture||Tyler Gaffalione||Michael Maker||9/2|
|5||Multiplier||Joel Rosario||Peter Miller||5/1|
|6||Oscar Nominated||Jose Ortiz||Michael Maker||7/2|
|7||All Right||Adam Beschizza||Kellyn Gorder||30/1|
|8||Arklow||Florent Geroux||Brad Cox||12/1|
|9||Soglio||Luis Saez||Michael Maker||12/1|
|10||Some in Tieme||Brian Hernandez, Jr.||Kenneth McPeek||12/1|
|11||My Bariley||Chris Landeros||Anthony Granitz||20/1|
|12||Big Bend||Drayden Van Dyke||Thomas Proctor||10/1|
|13||Patterson||Junior Alvarado||William Mott||12/1|
|14||Markitoff||Ken Carmouche||Michael Maker||15/1|
|15||Twenty Four Seven||Florent Geroux||Roger Brueggemann||12/1|
|16||Bandua||Adam Beschizza||Dermot Weld||8/1|
Leading the Kentucky Turf Cup field is Oscar Nominated, with career earnings of $1.4 million, including a 2017 victory in this race plus a win in the Grade III W. L. McKnight Handicap in January.
Bigger Picture won the Grade III John B. Connally Turf Cup Stakes.
Big Bend won the Dueling Grounds Derby last year as a 3-year-old and entering the race following a fourth of nine finish in the Cape Henlopen Stakes.
Nessy won the 1 3/4 miles Grade III San Juan Capistrano Stakes in April.
Manitoulin won the Grade II Hollywood Turf Cup in November at the distance of the Kentucky Turf Cup.
Arklow won the Kentucky Downs Preview Turf Cup Stakes last month at Ellis Park.
Patterson Cross is one of the four on the also-eligible list. He ran second in both the Grade II Mac Diarmida Stakes and in the Grade II Pan American Stakes.
Some in Tieme finished second behind Bigger Picture in the Connally.
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